Paraguay Refugee Statistics 1969-2022

Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Paraguay refugee statistics for 2020 was 1,701.00, a 67.75% increase from 2019.
  • Paraguay refugee statistics for 2019 was 1,014.00, a 290% increase from 2018.
  • Paraguay refugee statistics for 2018 was 260.00, a 30% increase from 2017.
  • Paraguay refugee statistics for 2017 was 200.00, a 0.5% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,652,362.00
Jordan 3,009,517.00
Lebanon 1,349,955.00
Iran 800,025.00
China 303,410.00
Iraq 270,392.00
Malaysia 129,924.00
Armenia 107,930.00
Ecuador 104,652.00
Algeria 97,671.00
Thailand 96,214.00
South Africa 76,754.00
Venezuela 68,119.00
Brazil 59,147.00
Mexico 45,469.00
Serbia 26,130.00
Bulgaria 21,168.00
Russia 20,325.00
Costa Rica 9,648.00
Bosnia 5,257.00
Peru 4,327.00
Libya 4,184.00
Romania 3,631.00
Namibia 3,588.00
Belarus 2,915.00
Paraguay 1,701.00
Azerbaijan 1,582.00
Nauru 1,084.00
Colombia 997.00
Botswana 637.00
Gabon 482.00
Guatemala 462.00
Kazakhstan 445.00
North Macedonia 314.00
Cuba 232.00
Montenegro 176.00
Dominican Republic 172.00
Albania 115.00
Guyana 33.00
Jamaica 32.00
Belize 29.00
Suriname 24.00
Turkmenistan 20.00
Mauritius 20.00
Fiji 14.00
Grenada 5.00
Paraguay Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 1,701.00 67.75%
2019 1,014.00 290.00%
2018 260.00 30.00%
2017 200.00 0.50%
2016 199.00 19.16%
2015 167.00 12.08%
2014 149.00 12.88%
2013 132.00 2.33%
2012 129.00 7.50%
2011 120.00 16.50%
2010 103.00 21.18%
2009 85.00 21.43%
2008 70.00 22.81%
2007 57.00 3.64%
2006 55.00 19.57%
2005 46.00 15.00%
2004 40.00 60.00%
2003 25.00 31.58%
2002 19.00 0.00%
2001 19.00 0.00%
2000 19.00 -5.00%
1999 20.00 -41.18%
1998 34.00 -29.17%
1997 48.00 -9.43%
1996 53.00 -11.67%
1995 60.00 0.00%
1994 60.00 20.00%
1993 50.00 11.11%
1992 45.00 -31.82%
1991 66.00 0.00%
1990 66.00 32.00%
1989 50.00 0.00%
1988 50.00 0.00%
1987 50.00 -16.67%
1986 60.00 -25.00%
1985 80.00 60.00%
1983 50.00 0.00%
1982 50.00 -93.75%
1981 800.00 0.00%
1980 800.00 -33.33%
1979 1,200.00 -20.00%
1978 1,500.00 0.00%
1977 1,500.00 29.31%
1974 1,160.00 -17.14%
1972 1,400.00 -6.67%
1971 1,500.00 0.00%
1970 1,500.00 -62.50%
1969 4,000.00 -62.50%